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NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – William Eash, Bethel College professor of music, welcomes everyone to the fall concert of the Bethel College Men’s Ensemble and Women’s Chorus, which he directs.

“The groups will be presenting a joint concert of sacred and secular music,” he said. “In addition, a women’s ensemble called Seventh Day will also perform.”

The concert will be held Sunday, Nov. 2, at 4 p.m. in the Administration Building chapel on the Bethel College campus and is free and open to the public.

The Women’s Ensemble selections include “Esto les digo” by Kinley Lange; “Nigra sum” by Pablo Casals; “Fire, fire my heart” by Thomas Morley; “I know where I am going,” arranged by Christopher Lewis; “Oh, had I Jubal’s lyre” by Handel (arr. Robert Gibb); and “Can’t help lovin’ dat man” by Jerome Kern (arr. John Leavitt).

The small women’s ensemble Seventh Day will perform “The Storm is Passing Over” by Tindley (arr. Barbara Baker); “E’en So, Lord Jesus, Quickly Come” by Paul Manz; and “I’m Goin’ Up-a Yonder” by Walter Hawkins. Members are freshmen Katie Flaming, Goessel, Lindsay Geisler, Leonardville, Naomi Graber, Elkhart, Ind., Taylor McCabe-Juhnke, North Newton, Kelsey Ortman, Marion, S.D., Sarah Pohl, Moundridge, and Amy Powell, Basehor.

Men’s Ensemble selections include the Gregorian chant “Ad te levavi,”; “God So Loved the World” by John Stainer; “Angels Rolled de Stone Away” arranged by Jester Hairston, with soloists Brian Skinner and Clinton Harris; “MLK” arranged by Bob Chilcott, with soloists Greg Buller and Camden Pankratz; “In My Room” by Brian Wilson (arr. Tom Gentry); the traditional “Bill Grogan’s Goat”; and “Stand on the Rock” by Kirby Shaw, with guest soloist Joshua Powell, junior from Basehor.

Members of the Bethel College Women’s Chorus, in addition to Seventh Day, are seniors Allison Boehm, Prairie Village, and Andrea Kaufman, Harrisburg, S.D.; sophomores Amanda Frederickson, Lawrence, Morgan Peters, Henderson, Neb., Anna Quiring, Newton, and Jessica Trimble, Newton; and freshmen Nicole Eaton, Dodge City, Lisa Franz, Mountain Lake, Minn., Linda Gomes, Dhaka, Bangladesh, Julia Huxman, Wichita, Kyvie Lahman, Minneola, Brandi Moral, Ulysses, Brittney Moral, Ulysses, and Allison Schrag, Newton.

Members of the Men’s Ensemble are seniors Dustin Gudde, Parsons, Jordan Thompson, Wichita, Andrew Toews, North Newton, and Jeremy Voth, Hillsboro; juniors Sam Gaeddert, Hutchinson, Will Peterson, Bonner Springs, and Albino Quinones, San Antonio, Texas; sophomores Dalen Dickerson, Moundridge, Clinton Harris, Manhattan, and Matthew Regier, Whitewater; and freshmen Michael Bowman, Syracuse, Greg Buller, Henderson, Neb., Nathan Knight, Moundridge, Kevin Leary, North Newton, Camden Pankratz, North Newton, Trey Ronnebaum, Wichita, Brian Skinner, Clay Center, Jeremy Smith, Bethany, Okla., Duane Unruh, Peabody, and Andrew Voth, Topeka.

Bethel College is a four-year liberal arts college affiliated with Mennonite Church USA. Founded in 1887, it is the oldest Mennonite college in North America. Bethel is known for its academic excellence and was the only Kansas private college to be ranked in’s listing of “America’s Best Colleges” for 2008. For more information, see the Bethel Web site at

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